Hazing explores how abusive rituals reflect our desire to belong—even if taken to sometimes deadly lengths.

2022 | Running Time: 103 minutes | Rating: NR

Hazing is a widespread, far-reaching practice fueled by tradition, secrecy, groupthink, power, and the desire to belong in fraternities and sororities on college campuses across the U.S. Filmmaker Byron Hurt embarks on a deeply personal journey to understand the underground rituals of hazing, revealing the abusive lengths college students will go to fit in. Filmmakers: Byron Hurt and Natalie Bullock Brown

Byron Hurt, Director

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Byron’s acclaimed documentaries: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes and Soul Food Junkies aired on Independent Lens. His next film, Looking for Lee and Liza (wt) airs on PBS NOVA in November 2022. Hazing will broadcast on Independent Lens in September 2022.

Natalie Bullock Brown, Producer

Natalie Bullock Brown is an award-winning producer, an assistant teaching professor in interdisciplinary studies at North Carolina State University, a 2021 Rockwood Institute JustFilms Fellow, and a proud member of the Documentary Accountability Working Group.

“Taking a stark look at the psychological, societal, and historical components of hazing, Hurt sparks a captivating conversation around the anxieties and expectations of belonging—and what will be sacrificed to achieve it.–“

Shakira Refos, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, 2022